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||Featured expert: Bruce Ecker.
||Originally produced by Psychotherapy.net in 2007.
||1 online resource (1 video file, 45 minutes)
||Bruce Ecker, MFT.
Dominating our field is the assumption that for psychotherapy to be effective in a few sessions, depth must be sacrificed. Clinicians striving for brevity usually steer clear of a client's compelling, unconscious, lifelong themes. Challenging this view, Depth-Oriented Brief Therapy (DOBT) demonstrates that focused, rapidly effective in-depth therapy with individuals, couples and families turns out to be a very real option. Watch as a male client discovers how major past and current life themes generate his baffling annual depression. In one actual session, Ecker masterfully leads him into a deep exploration and reassessment. By using a variety of simple but highly effective techniques to discover unconscious emotional truth, the basis of the client's low self-esteem is revealed, prompting a new sense of mastery and possibilities. All in all, an impressive demonstration of what can be accomplished in a single session by a very talented therapist. Keywords: depression, down, dysthymia, dysthymic, deep, depth, psychodynamic, psychoanalysis, men, male, depressed, sad, Counseling, counselling, Social Work, Social Worker, Therapy, Psychotherapy, Psychotherapy.net, Therapist.--Supplied by publisher.